As work continues to assist the victims of last weekend's fire, the City of Chesapeake will open a Disaster Resource Center (DRC) on Thursday, July 20. The DRC will be a "one-stop shop" for impacted residents to connect with resources and assistance from both government and private agencies including Boyd Homes, ABBA list, and others.
The DRC will be located at New Galilee Baptist Church, 1765 South Military Highway. (Parking Map) It will be open 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursday (7/20) through Sunday (7/23). Center operations will cease at the end of the day on Sunday.
The DRC will provide information, connections, and assistance with locating resources. No financial transactions will occur and no "material goods" such as furniture or clothing will be available at the DRC. Referrals to sources of those items will be available, as resources allow. Residents may call 382-CITY (382-2489) if they have questions about the DRC or the resources available.
Residents wishing to make monetary donations in support of fire victims may do so through the United Way of South Hampton Roads. Administrative fees have been waived so that 100% of the donations will go to assist victims. Donations made be made online at UnitedWaySHR.org by selecting "Donate" and choosing "Chesapeake Fire Victims."